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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

TIPS: Make your goggles last forever (or at least not get scratched in your gym bag).

Sable Water Optics Competitive

I got a really nice pair of very expensive Sable goggles a few months back. A friend had a few pairs and let me have a pair at wholesale (a review is in the works). They are still the most expensive goggles that I have ever owned. They come in a nice plastic case that keeps the lenses from getting scratched. This container is a great idea. I have always just thrown my ‘ordinary’ goggles in the back seat of the car or in a gym bag. After a few weeks the lenses always get scratched or damaged.

Goggle container

I would not say that I am a pack rat but I do like to look for secondary uses for disposable items. With that thought in mind I have kicked the diet soda habit. However, I have replaced the soda with a diet kool aide or some variation of flavored water. I dilute the power so that it only has a minor taste. I hope to eventually just drink plain water. But until I am able to completely taper off of this stuff I have amassed a collection of these kool aide cylinders.

Diet drink powder container

But, they just so happen to be the perfect carrying case for goggles. Scratches no more!


Cool cheap goggle container!

6 comments:

  1. I'm going to start calling you MacGyver from now on. You got all the cool tricks and tips. I love this idea. I throw my goggles in my swim bag. Although they are cheapo's, they work like a charm and want to keep them around for a while. I have lots of those containers too. Thanks!

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  2. Once I find a pair of goggles that don't leak and fit perfectly, I try to use them for as long as possible before I have the dreaded decision of replacing them and hoping that the new pair is as good as the old pair. Cool idea for a container! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Good one...!

    cheers from TOkyo!

    ¨XTB¨Xavi.

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  4. great tip...if I ever start swimming...which will probably happen at some point...

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